Participation in Cultural Heritage for Mental Health Recovery

/ International Conference

That museums, archives, heritage organisations and the like can create a social value and have a positive impact on health and wellbeing is not just a matter of belief. It’s possible, provided that they develop sustainable offerings in close co-operation with the care sector, communities and the wellbeing policies. Offerings that meet the needs of people and communities, not the heritage agenda.

On many places in the world archives, museums, heritage organisations, universities and organizations in the health care sector are working together on long-term trajectories, creative projects and out-of-the box activities. Many of these focus on deploying heritage collections to improve the wellbeing and health of people as well as measuring and evaluate the impact of those interventions. This conference wants to bring together, on 29 and 30 November 2018 in Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent (Belgium), individuals from the public, academic, third sector and voluntary sectors to promote learning, discussion and debate around interventions with cultural heritage with the aim of improving the wellbeing and health of people recovering from mental health problems or people in a vulnerable situation.

Museum Dr. Guislain, Jozef Guislainstraat 43, 9000 Ghent

Organised by FARO. Flemish interface centre for cultural heritage in co-operation with Museum Dr. Guislain, MIAT Museum about Industry, Labour and Textile, Iedereen Leest and University Library Ghent.

More info and registration: Website Faro

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